The leaders of the battlefield preservation movement
Carefully examine every depiction of a Civil War battle scene, and you will find them. In nearly every written account of combat, from small skirmishers to history-changing battles, their valor and sacrifices are prominently recounted and forever remembered. Soldiers, North and South, fought—and often died—for the honor to be one: The Color Bearer.
On the battlefields of the American Civil War, no other symbol matched the influence of “the colors”—the unit, state and national flags—under which the men marched, fought and fell. Often the colors were the only indication of the success or failure of a battlefield movement visible to a soldier. Contemporary letters and official reports tell us that every man in the ranks kept watch on those magnificent banners.
The Civil War Trust exists to identify and preserve, for all time, the battlefields of our American Civil War. We do this so that all Americans now and in the future, may continue to learn of the sacrifices made to secure democracy and individual freedoms. Unfortunately, these sacred battlefields are rapidly disappearing under the relentless wave of urban sprawl. To stem this tide of destruction, the Civil War Trust issues an urgent call for volunteers —individuals, corporations and foundations—to join a prominent league of supporters: The Color Bearer.
Color Bearer Membership Levels
Each successive level of support enjoys all benefits of the previous levels.
Regimental Color Bearer - $1000 ($84/month)
Receive invitations to exclusive historian-led battlefield tours, including a specially selected tour in conjunction with the annual conference.
Your Civil War Trust membership includes an annual subscription to our award-winning magazine. Each issue of Hallowed Ground is packed with Civil War history from the finest authors and information on Trust activities.
More Benefits Include
10-12 high quality Civil War Trust battlefield maps per year, with monthly opportunities to save hallowed ground.
Monthly e-Newsletter to help you stay on top of all the latest battlefield preservation news.
Invitation to our Civil War Trust Annual Conference for members, featuring tours of Civil War battlefields with noted historians, interesting lectures on Civil War topics, book signings and more.